IT organizations are losing ground. As we fast-forward into a multi-generational IT landscape, the brutal truth is, despite major investment in digital transformation, most companies are still catching up. And while budget, schedule, and staff shortages each play a role, the primary obstruction to rapid digital transformation is more fundamental. To move your business forward, your organization needs to shift from traditional IT operations to a model that can provide the cloud experience anywhere.\n\nIt\u2019s a shift that\u2019s happening all around us in the consumer world. For example, sophisticated tools make online banking infrastructure invisible and simplify the management of consumer spending. Personal budgeting tools ensure you are not over-spending and even look for ways to save money in the future, based on account spending history. These AI-based tools have been broadly adopted for personal finance because they are centered around applications, simple to operate, and focused on outcome.\n\nYour IT infrastructure should be no different. New use cases and workloads shouldn\u2019t require hours of assessment, skimming through reports that describe storage systems and server capacity headroom. In a streamlined IT organization, storage and compute would be delivered as a service whenever new resources were required \u2013 and in fact, they can be. This is the promise of a cloud operational experience focused on applications and business outcomes.\n\nData-driven business requires a new modus operandi\n\nFor the longest time, IT and storage administrators have used spreadsheets and BI reports to assess data center capacity when business teams requested new applications to be deployed. There\u2019s no time for that now.\n\nBusinesses are using data to transform operations, products, and customer experiences. They are moving fast, deploying new use cases and applications at warp speed, putting increasing pressure on enterprise IT. With every new application, administrators need to provision the right underlying infrastructure to support everything from storage capacity and computational power to data protection and governance, while still meeting application SLAs. Administrators are struggling to keep up. In a 2021 ESG survey, 64% of IT professionals report that the complexity of their organization\u2019s IT infrastructure slows operations and digital initiatives.\n\nCloud set the stage for streamlining IT operations. Spinning up capacity and deploying new applications has become as simple as click, click, click with a pay-as-you-go model. But, as agile and simple as it is, public cloud is not the ideal destination for every workload, which is why 50% of corporate data remains on-premises. There are serious data gravity issues, latency, privacy, and data governance considerations that regulatory-heavy industries such as healthcare and aviation, as examples, care about. Data gravity defines these enterprise IT environments, and that\u2019s where a hybrid cloud makes sense.\n\nYou shouldn\u2019t have to choose between operational simplicity and data security. It\u2019s time you had the agility and the operational experience of the cloud wherever your data lives. It\u2019s time for the cloud to come to you, so you can have simplicity, intelligence, automation, and ease-of-use in workload management for all your applications \u2013 existing and new \u2013 across your entire hybrid environment.\n\nPowering a cloud operational experience with intelligence\n\nArtificial intelligence has transformed IT operations. Capable of continual learning through the collection and analysis of huge quantities of data, HPE InfoSight leverages the power of AI to make the underlying infrastructure invisible. In hybrid cloud environments driven by AIOps, IT operations shift from being infrastructure-centric to app-centric, allowing line of business (LOB) owners to move faster with an on-demand, self-service experience. There are three essential elements for this sort of simplicity and agility in modern workload management:\n\nCombining all of the above is what constitutes an end-to-end cloud operational experience. As you scale your business and navigate through your digital transformation journey, an AIOps platform with the power to solve intricate infrastructure problems specific to your IT environment is essential.\n\nHPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform can bring much-needed agility and unlock new levels of operational efficiencies in your IT. Learn how HPE GreenLake delivers a unified, best-in-class cloud operational experience, and why it is quickly becoming the de-facto standard for hybrid cloud environments.\n\n____________________________________\n\nAbout Sandeep Singh\n\nSandeep is Vice President of Storage Marketing at HPE. He is a 15-year veteran of the storage industry with first-hand experience in driving innovation in data storage. Sandeep joined HPE from Pure Storage, where he led product marketing from pre-IPO $100M run rate to a public company with greater than $1B in revenue. Prior to Pure, Sandeep led product management & strategy for 3PAR from pre-revenue to greater than $1B in revenue \u2013 including four-year tenure at HP post-3PAR acquisition. Sandeep holds a bachelor\u2019s degree in Computer Engineering from UC, San Diego and an MBA from Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.